It is being reported that 36-year-old American Jason Castriota, the designer behind the one-off Ferrari P4/5, Maserati Gran Turismo, and most notably the Bertone Mantide, has taken a position as the head of design at Saab.
BusinessWeek is reporting that Castriota’s first project at the troubled Swedish manufacturer is the redesign of the Saab 9-3. According to the American designer, the new 9-3 will have a heavy emphasis on aerodynamics. Spyker CEO Victor Muller says Castriota’s design of the 9-3 is “basically done.”
2012 is pretty far away, but with Saab’s design history and Castriota’s outright design skill, we look forward to what the future holds.
Ahead of its premiere in mid-August, the yet-to-be-revealed new Urus model set a new record in the production SUV category on the track used for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: the famous uphill race that recently celebrated its 100th Running.
Bubba Wallace secured his first pole position in his NASCAR Cup Series Career on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, being the only driver to eclipse the 190mph barrier. The pole was also the first for his team, 23XI Racing, since they starting running last season.
McLaren is offering the discerning few an opportunity to throw a McLaren GT around a frozen lake in Finland (plus enjoying a luxury stay with excursions and gourmet meals).
Named after it’s ingenious folding wing design, the Switchblade hopes to succeed where so many others have failed. On its website, Samson Sky allows people to reserve Switchblades in advance.